I have known Stina for quite some time now. I've had the opportunity to photograph her for various projects, and photographed her brothers wedding last summer. When I first heard about Scott, I knew Stina was madly in love. She would always say great things about him and was always planning her next trip to see him. Scott was stationed in Florida so I didn't have the chance to meet him except through a facetime call.
I remember Stina saying "when Scott finally decides to marry me, I will make sure he calls you." I remember seeing the instagram post, followed shortly by text messages, celebrating that he had proposed and that they were now engaged. In the months to come I was so excited to finally hear that a wedding date had been set and they wanted me to photograph the wedding.
When the wedding day came I finally got to meet Scott along with his family and friends who traveled to New Mexico for this exciting day. The chemistry between them was electric and the anticipation built for the ceremony. During the vows, they spoke words to each other that were beyond meaningful and I saw how much they were truly meant to be together.
I'm so happy for the two of them and hope to see them again someday. For now, good luck with your new start in Hawaii. I don't feel bad for you!